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he war room." i hope you join us tomorrow night. we'll have a great show. i hope you have a great night. >> eliot: good evening. i'i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." bill maher will join me later in the program to discuss the absurdity that is politics and the way it's covered. many people are saying nothing is quite as absurd as the pandora's box opened by the fbi investigation into subsequent resignation of retired four star general david petraeus and it may have claimed another high-ranking military official, commander of the forces in afghanistan, john allen. florida socialite jill kelley complained about harassing e-mails and contacted a friend at the fbi. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigat
in seattle. sir, thank you for joining us. >> thank you governor, for having me. >> eliot: you just heard the defense secretary who is uniformly respected. but i gotta ask you do. >>gree there was -- do you agree there was anything that would have triggered an obligation or some reason to bring the congressional committees into this investigation? >> i deeply respect the secretary as well but in this case i disagree. the most important thing that he said was actually triggered a concern to national security. and there is nothing that has come forward that triggered that concern at all. the fbi has indicated they concluded there was no threat. if there is no threat, there is no obligation. >> eliot: i begin this with maybe again because of my days as a former prosecutor, i asked the simple question, is there evidence of criminal behavior either with respect to general petraeus or general allen and in your mind, having been a jag officer, do you see evidence of criminal conduct? >> no. and particularly where general pet
and the economy his top priority addressing climate change will just have to wait. joining us now the host of full full court press and author of "toxic talk." thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> eliot: the president extending an olive branch to the republicans on fiscal issues saying let's talk negotiate yet when the issues of benghazi and susan rice came up, a firmer tone don't tread on me nature to his approach to the other party. how did it strike you when you were there. >> well, i would say even on the tax cuts the president did extend the off little brunch but he showed a backbone of steel when he said, look, i'm not no way will i extend the bush tax cut for the very wealthy and no way do i think we can get there by closing loopholes alone making it very clear i think that he won't except anything unless those tax rates go up. i'll tell what you the buzz was with the press corp, man, this guy was on fire today. he showed--he was a man who thinks--who won an election, who knows it. thinks he has a mandate and came in really ready for business. it was a much tougher firme
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